If you want to get stronger, lift heavier and do shorter duration WODs, CrossFit Football may be the program for you. But the CrossFit main site is best for overall GPP (general physical preparedness), and it’s the right choice for most athletes and for people like firefighters or Navy SEALs, who need to prepare for the unknown and unknowable.
CrossFit Football is a misnomer, says Coach Raphael Ruiz. A better name would be CrossFit Athleticism. The focus is on general skills that will make you faster and stronger, help you change direction and make your body work better. These general skills are then given a football twist, but other athletes can also get good results from the program.
John Welbourn does not believe in overcomplicated coaching cues. At the end of the day, he just wants athletes doing deadlifts to lift heavy weight off the floor.